Waqas Hussain for Council 2010

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I'm Waqas Hussain, aged 25, living in Pakistan.

I've been a XSF member for two years now, and active in the community for over five. This would be my first time applying for council.

My membership applications may be interesting to read: 2008, 2009.

What I do

I'm one of the two core developers on the Prosody team. As part of this project, I've implemented the XMPP RFCs (we follow the -bis drafts), and dozens of XEPs.

I'm an active member of the community, contributing patches to various projects, participating in standards discussions, sitting in on council sessions, and am a regular in the jabber support and development channels.

I'm also a member of various XSF teams.

Why I should be on the council

I have a lot of interest in the XEP standardization process. As both a server and client developer, I have a vested interest in keeping XMPP specifications sane. The Prosody project tends to incorporate spec updates quite fast, and we frequently implement experimental XEPs or experimental features of stable XEPs. This gives me a unique perspective on the XMPP specifications.

There are also a fair number of specifications I'd like to see progress on. These include

  • mobile optimizations (SIFT, etc)
  • replacement for vcard-temp
  • resolution of issues with entity caps
  • etc.


XMPP: waqas@jaim.at